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Old 04-26-2009, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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In some areas we have too many rights, in some areas too few. I'll give an example of one of each:

Right we shouldn't have: Right To Bear Arms.

Lets face it people, this isn't the 1800's. Guns only lead to problems. Keep firearms in the military. Don't even give them to the police. All the right-wing continues to say "I have a right to protect my family." Well you know what, if the guy threatening you doesn't have a gun, then whats the problem. People can carry tasers, mace, and other forms of non-lethal defense. Too many damn people are shot in this country every day, lots of times on accident.

It's not the "right to protect my family". It's the right and ability to dissolve the social contract, that is, to overthrow the government. It's how we keep the government in check. As madison stated, the whole people must have more armed power than the government; and as Reagan pointed out, government is the problem, not the solution.

Right we should have: Marijuana

Before you bash me, hear me out. Who in the hell decided that the government should be able to tell me what I can and can't put in my body. It would be like one day Congress just decided to outlaw cheese. Its ridiculous. Not to mention billions of taxpayer dollars are used to chase down and send innocent teenagers to jail, ruining their futures. And in the end, the people who want to smoke weed, are going to smoke weed, whether they buy it at the store, or from a dude on the street.

If your primary concern is your private path to oblivion, go ahead. It will probably prevent your becoming a successful enemy.


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Old 04-26-2009, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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I find the 2nd Ammendment argument funny. I really do. I especially love it when it is about defending oneself from the government or if need be for another revolution.
I'm thinking, have you seen our military? You don't stand a chance. I have a friend of mine, ok...an acquaintence, and my favorite thing to do is to point out just how far he would get. Sounds like suicide by cop at a whole 'nother level. The dreams of martyrs.
You should check out a little place called Afghanistan. They seem to be holding the line, just as they did against the British and the Russians. I think we can develop just as strong a moral dedication.

Last edited by Happy in Wyoming; 04-26-2009 at 12:26 PM.. Reason: typo
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Old 04-26-2009, 05:49 PM
 
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